What have you done to your Car today?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Strell2, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Seems like basic stuff to oil the seal before doing a filter, pure laziness not doing it! I'm hoping mine isn't as difficult when I service it next week!
  2. 93725541-0292-4A74-935C-742D2BC787FB.jpeg Started to fit my hybrid today only got at it for an hour before i got called out but got it off and everything swapped over so should be a simple fit again in the morning hangover permitting.
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  3. So much for a simple fit again with the turbo. Fitted this morning and just couldnt get the decat flange to seal right on the turbo it was either tight at the bottom and not the top and i could slightly move the gasket or the other way round so ended up pulling the threads on the turbo trying to get it pulled in to seal :worried:
    Anyway turbo off again along with the manifold and decat pulled up out the top fixed the threads and bolted together on the floor and the flange isnt flat:worried: i had my suspicions of this when fitted the decat originally but thought it was in my head because i couldnt see the bottom when fitted. So tomorrow il have to get the flange skimmed and try it all again. What a pain in the ass it has turned into i knew it came apart to easy:smile:
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  4. Its tough to get off on the R26 to.Such a small space to work on if you are on the floor.
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  5. went for a wee run
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  7. Oil, oil filter, air filter and spark plugs changed. First time I've serviced it under my ownership. Oil filter was a right ballache but managed to use a chain wrench bit by bit and it came off, why Renault decided to put it there I'll never know! Was also the first time I've ever changed spark plugs on any car! Wasn't difficult, although the washer out my Halfords spark plug socket kept getting stuck on the top of the plugs so had to drop the plugs in carefully then tighten them up. The old plugs were in a bit of a state too! Gapped the new ones to 0.6mm even though it's a stock car but seems to run absolutely fine.



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  8. nice mate
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  9. Washed polished and waxed and then put my new wheels on 606802384907c117c8641762c0110ade.jpg

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  10. Had the thermostat replaced. Cold start now works and it warms up far quicker.
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    Wheel wash and tyre dress.

    Hoover and dust.

    Fitted my new wind deflectors.

    Was missing the option to open the window in the rain.

    Plus the megane is notorious for instant fog up for no reason...
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  12. matt e

    matt e South East RSM Area Rep

    Saw some bloke on YouTube fit a set of jets for the intercooler on his fiesta st. So I thought I'd have ago on the R26

  13. Driver's side dipped bulb stopped working so fitted some osram night breaker laser xenon d1s bulbs. Removed the wheels and front arch liners and was fairly easy to fit. Not cheap at £136 for a pair but so much better than the osram Xenarc bulbs I had. Lights up the road nicely without dazzling other drivers.
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  14. Don’t suppose you’ve got a link for these have you mate ?

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  16. Just replaced my ignition coil connectors as they had zip ties making sure they didn't come off. Bought some of the Toyota Supra connectors off ebay: Toyota 90980-11246 1JZ 2JZ Supra Soarer Coil Pack Connector Loom Plug.
    They are exactly the same as those on my R26.
    My plugs were so brittle and the swap only took 5 mins for all four plugs. Managed to pop out the white centre of the plug with a small screwdriver and the rest of the black plastic internals were so brittle they just broke off as I pushed the tab to release the metal terminals. Terminals slid out easily from the old plug. Then it was remove the white bit from the new plug, push the terminals back in (remember which one is top/bottom), slide in the white bit and plug it back onto the ignition coil. Didn't have to use the new metal terminals/seals as the old ones came out so easily. Wish all jobs were as easy.
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